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Published on July 22nd, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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Massachusetts Wins In Transgender Rights Legislation

Northampton’s City Council tries to write a wrong in federal gay rights legislation.

“Although transgender people were at the forefront of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 that sparked the gay rights movement, they have lagged behind the mainstream is securing their rights. Beemyn called U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s decision to sever the transgender community from the federal legislation “short-sighted.” The mainstream gay community, however, has shown increasing support for transgender rights.”

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